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The Unknown DeadCivilians in the Battle of the Bulge$
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Peter Schrijvers

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780813123523

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813123523.001.0001

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The Houffalize Corridor

The Houffalize Corridor

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(p.118) (p.119) Chapter 5 The Houffalize Corridor
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The Unknown Dead
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Peter Schrijvers

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813123523.003.0005

This chapter examines the German offensive at the so-called Houffalize corridor in Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge. The German 116th Panzer and 560th Volksgrenadier Divisions were able to penetrate easily the undefended villages between larger communities of Gouvy and Houffalize. This gap was left open because the American forces concentrated on the areas of St. Vith and Bastogne. This chapter discusses the highlights of this engagement and describes the conditions of the local residents and the number of civilian casualties.

Keywords:   German offensive, Battle of the Bulge, 116th Panzer Division, 560th Volksgrenadier Division, Houffalize corridor, Belgium, American forces, civilian casualties

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